Community Development

community development

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes economic growth in lower-income communities by convening stakeholders, conducting research, and identifying approaches that work. Our current areas of focus are to: 1) strengthen the prospects of smaller cities in New England; 2) promote household financial stability; 3) increase community development lending; and 4) promote equal access to housing resources.

Features

New England City DataCity Data Profiles  
A powerful, easy-to-use tool for viewing and analyzing local & regional census data
community outlook surveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England
business opportunities in community development lendingBusiness Opportunities in Community Development Lending Events
Designed to bring together borrowers and lenders
image of distressed city Neighborhood Stabilization 
Assessing the community impact of neighborhood stabilization efforts

Latest Publications

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Spring 2014

• Moving to Self-Sufficiency
• Keeping Truants in School
• Smarter College Choices more
cover of New England Community Outlook SurveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
January 2014
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England and the organizations that serve them


News and Events

March 21, 2014
Partnering for Success: Community Reinvestment Act Training for Community Organizations offsite

January 15, 2014
Six Massachusetts Cities Win Competition Focused on Cross-sector Civic Collaboration
Fed chairman Bernanke, Governor Patrick, and Boston Fed's Rosengren celebrate the hard work of all 20 entrants in $1.8M competition

August 4, 2013
Central Premise Blog offsite
From the nation’s central bank comes a team of bloggers with a central premise: The Fed works toward the economic well-being of all.

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